Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jacob Faria
The Boston Red Sox visit Tropicana Field on Thursday, July 6, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Jacob Faria for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -153 and Tampa Bay at +143. The Red Sox have a 39-41-4 over/under record and a 45-39-0 run line mark. The Rays are 44-41-0 against the run line and have a 50-34-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 39-41-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 45-39-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 50-34-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 44-41-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/05/17 P David Price Finger "?" for next scheduled start
06/24/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 7-day DL (06/24)
06/20/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Ear 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 60-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/01/17 SS Daniel Robertson Neck 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/07/17 SS Brad Miller Groin 10-day DL (06/07)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberger Side 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 49-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 0.90. He has 166 strikeouts over his 120.2 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 266 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 715 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 770. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 93 hits this season in 326 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 126. Mitch Moreland is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 270 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Red Sox have 770 hits, including 161 doubles and 83 home runs. Boston has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 580 times as a unit. They have left 583 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 406 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 44-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.23, Jacob Faria has a 3-0 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 24 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 260 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 242 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 717 base knocks and 349 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 675 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .366. He has 70 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 273 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 153. Corey Dickerson is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 104 hits in 324 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .562. The Rays as a unit have 742 base hits, including 128 doubles and 128 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 305 times this year and they have struck out on 821 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 406 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -153
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